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Superintendent’s Report to the Board – December 2019

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Circle of Care: Students 1. Over two hundred students enthusiastically travelled to We Day in Vancouver. The annual celebration of young people making local communities and the world a better place to live is boisterous, exciting and motivating! (1a)

Circle Of care: Students

  1. Over two hundred students enthusiastically travelled to We Day in Vancouver. The annual celebration of young people making local communities and the world a better place to live is boisterous, exciting and motivating! (1a)
  2. Students enjoyed tournaments this month. Grades 4/5 played Triple Ball and Grade 6/7’s competed in volleyball. Many thanks to staff and volunteers for providing this exciting opportunity. (1g)
  3. Careers staff attended the Career Education Society conference in November. Sessions attended included Career Life Connections and Career Life Experience, Capstone and Ministry priorities. (1L)

Circle of Care: Staff

  1. Teachers, educational assistants, principals, maintenance and finance staff learned together about the board’s Strategic Plan and collaborated on applying the plan to their school and personal professional growth plans. (2a)
  2. The EdTalent 2019 Recruitment fair in Toronto provided an opportunity to promote our district for prospective teachers. (2a)
  3. Teachers acquired new skills from Surrey educator Mark Garneau recently. In addition to excellent, collaborative professional development, Mr. Garneau shared with resources to support parents regarding numeracy learning. The material is available on the district Engage site. (2b)
  4. Grade 4-7 Teachers participated in an afterschool professional development session to support our youth with Vaping Prevention Curriculum provided by the BC Lung Association. (2b)
  5. Our schools are alive with many celebrations of the festive season. Trustees and the public are most welcome to attend these events and to celebrate the season with students, staff and parents. (2e)

circle of care: Community

  1. Minister of Education, Rob Fleming, brought the great news to West Sechelt Elementary School that a six-classroom addition will be funded along with a neighbourhood learning centre and a day care! Students, staff and community partners were thrilled with the news. (3a)
  2. We have an SD 46 snowman at the Tim Horton’s in Gibsons! The annual tradition showcases festive celebration from many community businesses and organizations.
  3. Our Sunshine Coast Mental Health and Substance Use Local Action Team are actively visioning and planning our Substance Use Panels for our grade 7 students in the new year. We were awarded the DASH Grant to support this initiative.  (3c)
  4. A group of 16 students and their teacher visited from Sacred Heart School in Moga, India to visit Sunshine Coast schools and the community. (3g)
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